Lincoln Center’s “electronic infoscape” an extension of architecture

Posted on: September 2, 2010

In Thursday’s (9/2) New York Times, Robin Pogrebin writes, “Elizabeth Diller would seem to have her hands full. Even as work winds down on its redesign of Lincoln Center, the architecture firm in which she is a partner, Diller Scofidio & Renfro, has just won two major commissions. … Yet the other day Ms. Diller was scrutinizing L.E.D. modules in a sign at Lincoln Center. Such small details are commanding Ms. Diller’s attention because what she refers to as Lincoln Center’s electronic infoscape—the final elements of which are being installed this week—amounts to a great deal more than just signs. As Ms. Diller and her partners see it, the media elements are not just finishing touches: they are an extension, and in many ways the ultimate expression, of a wholesale reimagining of the complex as more porous, inviting and immediate. … ‘New Yorkers are notorious for passing anything,’ said Reynold Levy, Lincoln Center’s president. ‘We think this will cause them to stop in their tracks and really take a look. We are endeavoring to create a feeling, engender a mood, provide a sense of the drama and the beauty of what goes on in our halls.’ ”

Posted September 2, 2010